The Blue Growth Working Group is focused on providing support to R&I regional strategies and priorities on blue growth. Foster participation in EU initiatives and programmes, taking into account S3, KET and sea basin strategies. 

Work Plan

ERRIN Contact

WORKING GROUP LEADER
Martine Elise Farstad
South Norway European Office in Brussels
Aki Ishiwa
Emilia Romagna Region - ART-ER Attractiveness Research Territory
Saara Nuotio-Coulon
Turku-Southwest Finland EU Office
Sylwia Skwara
Pomorskie Regional EU Office

Next Working Group

TBC
Innovative solutions to prevent marine litter The Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) requires EU Member States to ensure that, by 2020, "properties and quantities of marine litter do not cause harm to the coastal and marine environment".  With the MFSD, the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy and the Circular Plastics Alliance as a starting point this meeting will inform about the European Commission’s thinking regarding marine litter. There will also be presentations...

Last Working Group Meeting

Blue Growth WG - Blue Bioeconomy Forum

Monday, 3 June, 2019 -
14:00 to 16:30
Emilia-Romagna Region, Rue Montoyer 21, 1000 Brussels
In October 2018 the European Commission launched the Blue Bioeconomy Forum as a new tool to boost the blue bioeconomy in Europe. One of the objectives of the BBF is to develop a roadmap where they will “collectively identify strategic developments, market opportunities, appropriate financial assistance, regulatory actions and research priorities to advance the blue bioeconomy in Europe”. The roadmap will more specifically identify the needs of the sector both when it comes to regulation and...

Blue Growth WG - LeaderSHIP strategy

Tuesday, 30 April, 2019 -
14:00 to 16:30
Region of Crete, Rue Archimede 1, 1000 Brussels
Please note the change of time for the meeting - we are now meeting in the afternoon with a 14.00 start.  Welcome to the first Blue Growth WG meeting of the year!  This meeting will look at the state of play and future thinking regarding skills and innovation in the maritime sector with a particular focus on the move from the LeaderSHIP 2020 strategy to the LeaderSHIP 2030 strategy. We are happy to confirm that we will have DG GROW present to discuss the development of the new LeaderSHIP 2030...
latest presentation & Posts

Europe on the move - Which route through innovation for industry and SMEs?

This event intends to give to European companies the opportunity to deepen the debate on the impact
Thursday, November 08, 2018

Scrubber Observatory Platform - Workshop on sustainable shipping technology to reduce air emissions from ships

The project partners of the EU-funded project Scrubbers: Closing the loop together with Region
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Blue growth - future perspectives for smart specialisation

The event showcases the opportunities and strengths as well as the territorial challenges within
Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Transforming our food systems to be more resilient and sustainable in the future – How to make most of the € 10 billion for Food & Natural Resources in Horizon Europe?

”Transforming our food systems to be more resilient and sustainable in the future – How to make
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Blue Growth WG Meeting - Blue Cloud Pilot

This Blue Growth Working Group meeting will look at marine data sharing initiatives and projects.
Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Baltic Sea Region - A Science Powerhouse

Background The Baltic Sea Region (BSR) is one of the most competitive, innovative science macro-
Monday, November 26, 2018

Nordic technology developers learn through ocean deployment

Ocean Energy Sweden, together with Ocean Energy Europe, is organizing a workshop on 13 September 11
Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Role of Regions in the Transition towards a Circular Economy

      The role of regions in the transition towards a Circular Economy INFORMATION, INSPIRATION and
Tuesday, October 09, 2018

International Call for Applications for Researchers - Pays de la Loire Region

The “Connect Talent” International Call for Applications The purpose of the “Connect Talent” call
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Conference on Ocean Microplastics Issue & the bio-based plastics solution

Ocean Microplastics have attracted increasing scientific, political and public concern as this
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Pre-announcement – third call for Region Västra Götaland’s researcher mobility program, MoRE2020

Region Västra Götaland announces a forthcoming call for experienced researchers to submit research
Friday, May 18, 2018

Blue Growth Publications

On this page, you can download some of the latest brochures published by DG MARE and DG RTD in the
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

MISSION: Plastic Free Oceans

The European Parliament Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Costal Areas supports an ambitious
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

I&I WG: Investment Platforms

  The I&I WG is pleased to invite you to a WG meeting on Investment Platforms on 29th May. This
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Europe: the Ocean and Feeding the World

At the rate that the world population is growing, more and healthy food will be need by 2050.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

#BlueInvest2018

#BlueInvest2018 is a matchmaking event, organised by the European Commission, that brings together
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Blue Growth WG: Blue Project Development

We are very happy to invite you to the next Blue Growth WG meeting which will take place on 16 May
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

EU sustainable energy week

The EU Sustainable Energy Week will be back for its 13th edition, from 4 to 8 June 2018 in Brussels
Monday, June 04, 2018

Financing the Circular Bioeconomy

An EIB study, published in June 2017 (link to study), identified funding gaps in two key areas of
Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Coastal Tourism Network Kick-off

The municipality of Varde, Denmark hereby invites you to a kick-off for a new coastal tourism
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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